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When Should you Actually Return to Sport after ACL Repair?

One of the most controversial topics in professional sports today is when should an athlete return to play? Here at Avenue Physiotherapy we wanted to make this information relevant to the average person…the 17 year old female soccer player, the 18 year old wide...

Stay Active While Aging: Top Tips to Keep you Moving

Exercise is crucial to maintaining your health and wellbeing, but it may be even more important in aging and senior adults.  Regular exercise and an active lifestyle for seniors provides countless health benefits such as reducing risk of chronic illness, maintaining...

Pain. What’s the Big Deal?

Before those of you who are in pain fill our inbox with comments, let me explain. Pain exists to warn us of danger. Full stop. However, danger is not always present when we are in pain. This is the problem. If you break your tibia and try to walk on it, you are at...

Dry Needling: What is it, and how can it help?

Dry needling is a treatment technique that your physiotherapist might use to help relax or release your tight muscles. Muscles sometimes contain tight bands or tender knots (that we call trigger points) that can cause pain or restrict movement. During dry needling, a...

Physiotherapy vs Surgery for a Meniscal Tear

  Do you suffer from medial knee pain? One of the most common knee injuries in middle aged adults is a degenerative meniscal tear. The meniscus is a semi-circular disc inside the knee that acts as a shock absorber between the thigh bone and shin bone. Although it can...

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When Should you Actually Return to Sport after ACL Repair?

One of the most controversial topics in professional sports today is when should an athlete return to play? Here at Avenue Physiotherapy we wanted to make this information relevant to the average person…the 17 year old female soccer player, the 18 year old wide...

Stay Active While Aging: Top Tips to Keep you Moving

Exercise is crucial to maintaining your health and wellbeing, but it may be even more important in aging and senior adults.  Regular exercise and an active lifestyle for seniors provides countless health benefits such as reducing risk of chronic illness, maintaining...

Pain. What’s the Big Deal?

Before those of you who are in pain fill our inbox with comments, let me explain. Pain exists to warn us of danger. Full stop. However, danger is not always present when we are in pain. This is the problem. If you break your tibia and try to walk on it, you are at...

Dry Needling: What is it, and how can it help?

Dry needling is a treatment technique that your physiotherapist might use to help relax or release your tight muscles. Muscles sometimes contain tight bands or tender knots (that we call trigger points) that can cause pain or restrict movement. During dry needling, a...

Physiotherapy vs Surgery for a Meniscal Tear

  Do you suffer from medial knee pain? One of the most common knee injuries in middle aged adults is a degenerative meniscal tear. The meniscus is a semi-circular disc inside the knee that acts as a shock absorber between the thigh bone and shin bone. Although it can...

Every Little Bit Counts if You Want to Reduce Your Chances of Dying

Recent research suggests that even if you don’t go to a gym, you can lower your risk of death by doing a few 1 or 2 minute bouts of vigorous intermittent lifestyle physical activity (VILPA as the researchers called them) per day. Examples of VILPAs include running up...

10 Ways Physiotherapy can Help Improve your Quality of Life

Physiotherapy is an excellent therapy choice for people of all ages (yes, we know we are a bit biased!). There are countless ways that physiotherapy can help improve your quality of life, but we thought we would highlight 10 of the biggest ones!     1. Reduces or...

Top 5 Exercises for your 2023 Routine

It’s a NEW YEAR, so what better time to get started into an exercise routine or improve your current one? Canada’s physical activity guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise per week and additionally engaging in strength...

Avenue Physiotherapy is hiring!

Look no further; your job search is over! Why would you want to work with us? To be honest, we can't think of a reason why you wouldn't want your next job to be at Avenue Physiotherapy! Put simply, we think it's a great place to work! We are seeking a part-time...

St. George Physiotherapy is open!

St. George Physiotherapy is open!

The team at Avenue Physiotherapy is thrilled to announce the opening of St. George Physiotherapy - our new satellite location in the heart of downtown St. George. We will now be offering the same exceptional service and patient-centered care you have come to expect in...

Avenue Physiotherapy Now Open for Virtual Physiotherapy!

In light of the ongoing recommendations for social distancing, Avenue Physiotherapy is now conducting all of our services using virtual rehab.   A virtual physiotherapy appointment involves meeting with your Physiotherapist by video or telephone conference. This...

ACL Injury Prevention

Ready for soccer season but scared of the dreaded ACL tear? Read on to find out what you can do to have the best summer ever, ACL-injury-free! With spring in full force, children, teens and adults alike are gearing up for the soccer season. My guess is that if you’re...

Diagnostic Ultrasound Image Got You Down?

Has your shoulder started to bother you? Have you been referred for ultrasound imaging? Diagnostic ultrasound is a common, fast and relatively cheap method of examining the structures of your shoulder (think muscles, tendons, ligaments) or other joints in your body....

Exercise Before Joint Replacement

Do you have hip or knee pain and are you waiting for surgery? Want to know how to make the most out of your wait time before your joint replacement? Read on! In a previous blog, we discussed the benefits of exercise and weight loss to reduce the pain and loss of...

Reduce your groin injury risk by 41%!

Are you a high-level soccer player revving up for the upcoming season? If not a high-level athlete, are you considering joining a recreational sports team this spring or summer? Interested in performing a simple exercise program to will reduce your risk of injury...

Knee or hip pain? Is arthritis getting in the way of your everyday?

Knee or hip pain? Is arthritis getting in the way of your everyday?

Do you have knee or hip pain from arthritis? Research has shown that losing 10% of your weight can result in a 28% increase in function. In other words, losing 10% of your body weight can lead to increased ability to walk, climb stairs, put on your shoes or just do...

Congratulations, Sarah! Welcome to CAMPT!

Congratulations, Sarah! Welcome to CAMPT!

Massive congratulations to Sarah Comeau who recently passed her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT)! To become CAMPT-certified, Sarah has completed extensive...

Avenue Physiotherapy welcomes Nicole Germaine!

Avenue Physiotherapy welcomes Nicole Germaine!

We’re thrilled to announce Nicole Germaine has joined the team at Avenue Physiotherapy! Nicole graduated from McMaster University with a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan...

Avenue Physiotherapy is hiring!

Avenue Physiotherapy is hiring!

Avenue Physiotherapy has great news; we're hiring! We're seeking a Full-time Physiotherapist to join our team on a permanent basis this September. Why would you want to work with us? To be honest, we can't think of a reason why you wouldn't want your next job to be at...

Rowan’s Law and Concussion – What’s new?

Rowan’s Law and Concussion – What’s new?

Are you participating in sports and think you may have sustained a concussion? If you think you have a concussion, has it been challenging to figure out what is involved in the recovery process? If 'yes', you're not alone! Despite all the news surrounding concussion...

Pain in the butt? Education and exercise is best!

Pain in the butt? Education and exercise is best!

Do you suffer from hip pain? We know what a pain in the butt that can be! “Gluteal tendinopathy” and “trochanteric bursistis”, two conditions that cause hip pain have a prevalence of 10-25% and can greatly impact sleep and daily activities. Fortunately, there are...

New at Avenue Physiotherapy – Shockwave!

New at Avenue Physiotherapy – Shockwave!

We are excited to announce that we now offer Shockwave therapy at Avenue Physiotherapy! What is Shockwave? Shockwave therapy (formally called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) applies high intensity pulses of energy to injured tissue. These energy impulses help to...

Sit too much? Here’s some help!

Sit too much? Here’s some help!

The average Canadian spends more than 10 hours each day sitting - we sit to eat, sit to drive, sit during screentime and often sit for most of our workdays. Prolonged periods of sitting decrease our blood flow, slow down our metabolism, can lower our bone density, and...

How long should I wait to start physiotherapy after muscle injury?

How long should I wait to start physiotherapy after muscle injury?

Muscle strains are a common occurrence in recreational and competitive sports, but should you start physiotherapy treatment right away after your injury, or rest first before you begin treatment? A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has...

Knee osteoarthritis: Is it really all about wear and tear?

Knee osteoarthritis: Is it really all about wear and tear?

Osteoarthritis affects approximately one third of the population over 60 years old, and can cause significant pain and disability. Many have anecdotally noted that knee arthritis seems to be becoming more common, but is it really, and if it is, then why? A recent...

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“Variety is the spice of life! Vary your exercise routine to reduce the risk of boredom”

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“Live well, laugh often, move always”

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“Physical activity is good for the mind, body and soul. Daily exercise will boost your fitness, mood and decrease stress levels”

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St. George Physiotherapy

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